[MonoDevelop] Thoughts about AddIns

John Luke jluke@users.sourceforge.net
Thu, 08 Apr 2004 15:22:48 -0400

On Thu, 2004-04-08 at 14:39 -0400, Todd Berman wrote:
> Am aware, just informing on what I think the obvious potential sticky
> points would be, and explaining where I would come from when evaluating
> a proposal, basically to move discussion towards that direction.
> What I think would/could make sense is to look at what eclipse does.
> If I recall correctly, eclipse doesnt let you update 'core' eclipse
> components from the autoupdater and only external plugins. We could move
> to packaging in that fashion, where you would download an
> rpm/deb/tarball that contained the 'core' of MonoDevelop and allowed you
> to update/install new plugins from that.

I'm not really ready to do it until I finish vte, java w/ikvm, and some
other things.  Then I have to look at how SharpDevelop's Assembly scout
works and if it supports my first requirements which is enable/disabling
addins trivially (which I suspect it will).  Then I will consider
updating, installing from the web and the other things and come up with
a proposal of how I want to do it.  

Of course, the process of how to go about it is right here and if
someone else does it first that would be great.